StoryCorps 428: Your Father's Smile05/22/15
In this Memorial Day episode, we'll hear from a daughter who lost her father 50 years ago in Vietnam, and a son who discovered something about his father one Memorial Day.
StoryCorps 427: In the Stairwell
This is the story of a father's grief at losing his son to a policeman's bullet. It happened two decades before Ferguson or Baltimore, and long before smartphone videos. Nicholas Heyward Sr. came to StoryCorps to remember his son, Nicholas Jr., who...
StoryCorps 426: Mom
In this special Mother's Day episode, we hear from a single mother, two women who were sent to a home for unwed mothers in the '60s, and another mom, who shares how she dealt with her son coming out. Also: StoryCorps founder Dave Isay shares a story...
StoryCorps 425: Evolution
In the 1970s, Pastor David Ned was living in a rough neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At the time he was nicknamed "Brave Dave" and carried a gun for protection. In an interview with his friend, Darius C. Monroe, Ned remembered a time when he...
StoryCorps 424: April 19, 1995
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, we're featuring two interviews from survivors. Christopher Nguyen and PJ Allen are two of the only six children at the day care center in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to...
StoryCorps 423: Sissy
There's an electrical power plant technology instructor at Wyoming's Casper College who stands out on campus. His name is Sissy Goodwin and he dresses in women's clothing. His wife, Vickie, didn't know he wore women's clothing when they met, but she's...
StoryCorps 422: His Name Is Carl
Rebecca Greenberg recently came to StoryCorps with her mother, Laura, to hear about the characters Laura grew up with in Queens during the '50s. She also heard Laura's version of her parents' courtship. It only seemed fair to invite the family back so...
StoryCorps 421: Beautiful Symmetry
Jeff Wilson sits down with his former high-school classmate Tammie Baird to talk about accidentally hitting her with his car in 1984. Also in this episode: Remembering Susan Silverstone Darer. Music in this episode: "Fives," "Filaments," and...
StoryCorps 420: TED-time Stories
StoryCorps founder Dave Isay is this year's TED Prize winner. Last week, he gave a TED talk in Vancouver. In this episode you'll hear part of that talk, as well as the stories he shared with the audience.
StoryCorps 419: I Shall Be Released
Early in the morning of March 18, 1990, two thieves pulled off the biggest art heist in history at the Isabella Stuart Gardner museum in Boston. In this episode, we hear from the guard who mistakenly let them in. Music in this episode: "Logjam" and...
StoryCorps 418: Guardians of the Golden Gate
Two stories from San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge. First, we'll hear from two ironworkers who have spent more than 25 years on the bridge. Then, a young man who almost took his own life there speaks with the man who talked him down. Music in...
StoryCorps 417: Remembering Wil Smith
In this special episode, we're remembering StoryCorps participant Wil Smith, who recorded two interviews with his daughter, Olivia, and talked about being a single dad while attending college. Wil died last week after a long battle with cancer.
StoryCorps 416: Mr. McQueen Goes to Washington
Just a few years ago, 18-year-old Noah McQueen was struggling in school, had been arrested multiple times, and spent time in juvenile detention. But today he is a mentee at the White House and part of My Brother's Keeper, a White House initiative for...
StoryCorps 415: Lucky in So Many Ways
Bill Jones, the first single man in California to successfully adopt a child, tells his friend Stu Maddux about his son, Aaron.Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the participants at email@example.com. Help support our work at...
StoryCorps 414: My Name is Yosur
In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen, who was her 3rd grade teacher.In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her...
StoryCorps 413: When Sean Speaks
Sean Carter was a college student putting himself through school in Wichita Falls, Texas, when he was in a serious car accident.He was riding with a friend who had been drinking, and sustained a traumatic brain injury in the crash.Today, Sean is...
StoryCorps 412: True Blue
Shane Fairchild, a transgender man lived with his wife Blue Bauer, a transgender woman for almost 6 years.Blue transitioned when she was 54 years old. She and Shane met at a bar and were inseparable until Blue got lung cancer. She died on April 12,...
StoryCorps 411: The Ballad of Wendell Scott
On January 30, 2015 Wendell Scott became the first African American driver to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.Scott started racing in 1952 toward the end of the Jim Crow era, and was the first African American to win at NASCAR’s elite major...
StoryCorps 410: Standing with a Giant
In his early 20s, Max Starkloff was in a near fatal car accident, which left him quadriplegic and living in a nursing home. One day he came across a young woman who worked there, named Colleen. At StoryCorps in St. Louis, Colleen Kelly Starkloff sat...
StoryCorps 409: The Come Back
When Darlene Lewis' son was released from prison 20 years ago, he couldn't find work.So, Darlene decided to do something about it.She runs an organization dedicated to helping former inmates find jobs. Darlene prepares them for interviews, places them...
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